Friday, April 5, 2013

Majora Carter Accused of Trying to Bring Green Jobs to the Bronx

Bronx sustainability activist Majora Carter is working to
bring the operations of FreshDirect to the Bronx.
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For the "You Can't Win" files, check out this story from the New York Times about noted sustainability activist Majora Carter.  She is working to bring FreshDirect's operations from Queens to the South Bronx to help the economic development of the borough.

If you are not familiar with this company, FreshDirect is a grocery delivery service that focuses on bringing healthy food to people in New York City.  They are opening their operation in the Bronx with the help of Ms. Carter and subsidies from the city to prevent their relocation to New Jersey.  Some residents are against this move because it will bring delivery trucks to the area.

The unemployment rate in Bronx County is 13.4% (January figures).  Just sayin'.

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